In this hilarious, yet authoritative lexicon of climbing terms, former Climbing editor-in-chief Matt Samet has compiled more than 600 terms used by climbers and mountaineers around the world. Terms runs the gamut, from technical: to regional to foreign and more. Each definition includes its part of speech, origin (if known), its meaning, and a humorous but factually sound example to demonstrate usage. Mike Tea's illustrations both technical and humorous, help explain harder-to-define terms such as piton, sling, cam, hand jam, or drop-knee.
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